ISV Case Study: Smartphone Users Share Privately With Groups on Glassboard over Windows Azure

Glassboard is a mobile service for sharing privately with groups. With Glassboard, you create ‘boards’ which are groups of people around a common interest where you can share messages, comments, photos, videos, and even your location (when appropriate). When the Glassboard team was developing Glassboard, they looked for a platform that offered scale, worry-free operation,…


Private Cloud, Windows Azure MPR Test to Apply to ISV Competency

Private Cloud test will apply to the Silver ISV Competency in the coming months and a Windows Azure MPR test will apply to the Gold ISV Competency in October. The announcements were made on the Microsoft Partner Network site. Changes to Other Competencies Also of interest to ISVs, changes to the Mobility Competency will be…


MSDEV Videos Show How to Integrate QuickBooks Apps on Windows Azure

MSDEV has produced a series of videos to help you get started with the Windows Azure SDK for Intuit Partner Platform (IPP). IPP enables you to build a great application on the Windows Azure platform that leverage the go-to-market services, such as single sign-on, billing and data web API’s, user management, available through IPP. In…


Find Out More about Front Runner For Windows Azure Platform

Interested in getting started with Windows Azure? Come join in Front Runner program for Windows Azure. When you join the Front Runner program, you’ll get access to one-on-one technical support from our developer experts by phone or e-mail. Then, once you tell us that your application is compatible, you’ll get a range of marketing benefits…


Is Your Company Ready for S+S?

Are you ready for Software+Services? Have you been thinking about your S+S strategy? Software-plus-services is the next logical step in the evolution of software development and represents an exciting growth opportunity for independent software vendors. By leveraging the software-plus-services model, you can expand service offerings and generate new revenue streams. And you can explore numerous…


Azure benefits through MSDN and BizSpark!

On January 4th, the Windows Azure Platform launched commercially (i.e., customers must begin paying for the service) in the following countries: AustriaBelgiumCanadaDenmarkFinlandFranceGermany IrelandIndiaItalyJapanThe NetherlandsNew ZealandNorway PortugalSingaporeSpainSwedenSwitzerlandUnited KingdomUnited States MSDN Premium subscribers and BizSpark members in the countries listed above are now able to sign up for a special introductory Windows Azure platform offer. This offer…

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Commercial Availability of Windows Azure Platform

Today, we are announcing to customers the commercial availability of subscriptions for the Windows® Azure™ platform, which includes Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure platform AppFabric. In addition, we are announcing new pricing and availability for Windows Azure platform AppFabric. Customers with Community Technology Preview (CTP) accounts who wish to continue usage of the…


Windows Azure platform AppFabric Update

The Service Bus and Access Control features of the Windows Azure Platform, once known as .NET Services, are now known as “Windows Azure platform AppFabric”. Of course, they are still on track to be commercially available this January alongside Windows Azure and SQL Azure. This update reflects our vision of enabling developers to build, scale,…


Share Real-time Premium Data with Codename "Dallas"

Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas was announced at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09). Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public…


Everything Developers Need to Know About Azure

MSDEV has come up with another great set of training for Windows Azure. This set of videos quickly immerses you in the world of the Windows Azure. You’ll learn what Azure is all about, including the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and Windows Azure. You’ll learn why you should target Windows Azure, and see the…